How to create a LinkedIn App for Social Connect

Login into LinkedIn Developer

First you will need to Login into your LinkedIn Account and then to access LinkedIn Developer – My Apps.

Profile Builder Pro - Social Connect - LinkedIn Apps - My Apps

Create Application

After you login inside your LinkedIn Account and access LinkedIn Developer – My Apps you will need to click on the “Create Application” button.

Profile Builder Pro - Social Connect - LinkedIn Apps - Create Application

Create a New Application

After clicking on the “Create Application” button you will need to setup the Application by filling in the required fields:

  • Company Name – Your Company name
  • Name – The Application name
  • Description – A small description
  • Application Logo – Upload a logo (maximum dimension 80×80 px)
  • Application Use – If you can’t find a correct option for Application Use select Other
  • Website URL – Your Website URL where you are using the Application
  • Business Email – Your Business Email
  • Business Phone – Your Business Phone

Make sure you check “I have read and agree to the LinkedIn API Terms of Use” and then click on “Submit”.

Profile Builder Pro - Social Connect - LinkedIn Apps - Create a New Application

Authentication

After clicking on “Submit” the Application will be created and you will be redirected to the Authentication page.

Make sure you checked under Default Application Permissions:

  • r_basicprofile
  • r_emailaddress

Then click on “Update” and Copy your Client ID.

Profile Builder Pro - Social Connect - LinkedIn Apps - Default Application Permissions

JavaScript Settings

Go to the JavaScript page and under JavaScript Settings -> Valid SDK Domains add your Website URL, the URL where you will use the Social Connect Add-on with LinkedIn Login, then click “Add”. When you finish click on “Update”.

Note – If you can access your website using http://www.yourdomain.com or http://yourdomain.com, with and without www., make sure you add both urls

Profile Builder Pro - Social Connect - LinkedIn Apps - JaveScript Settings

Paste the LinkedIn Client ID

After you copy the Client ID go to your website -> Dashboard -> Profile Builder -> Social Connect -> Enable LinkedIn Login and paste your LinkedIn Client ID. Scroll to the bottom to Save.

Profile Builder Pro - Social Connect - Application Settings - LinkedIn App

LinkedIn Login in Front End

Social Login with LinkedIn should be available on WordPress Default and Profile Builder forms.

Profile Builder Pro - Social Connect - Application Settings - LinkedIn in Login Form